CASPER — Chad Goff wanted the South team to enjoy its Shrine Bowl experience, so he tried to keep things as loose and carefree as possible outside practice.
On the field, the South was all business and had had quality practices.
Still, there was a part of Goff that wondered if it was the right approach.
His team removed all doubt by halftime. The South held a 42-6 edge at the intermission and went on to win 56-33 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.
The North was able to make the game somewhat interesting thanks to the mercy rule that allows a team trailing by 15 points or more to receive the kickoff after it scores.
“These guys did everything we asked them to when we got them between these white lines,” said Goff, who is Cheyenne East’s head coach. “You don’t want to come up here and be in their faces the whole time. They did what we asked them to do all week.
“Other than that, they’re kids and they had a great time getting to know each other and building some good camaraderie.” Continue reading